Do You Speak Fritalian?

Ever seen a bad translation like this one? How many of us force people in our churches to do the same for themselves? When we speak Christianese, or jargon only understood by those ‘on the inside’, we are excluding others and making ourselves look foolish. Why say, “My spirit overwhelmed my flesh with the revelation that I should speak a blessing on you“, when you could say “Good morning!

Check out this Dunkin’ Donuts ad. I wonder if our churches don’t leave people with the same feeling.

And here’s an oldie, but a goodie that shows how the average uninitiated visitor might feel on a Sunday morning.